Outdoor

Check your hunting backpack

September 20, 2018 at 5:00 am

A prudent hunter will check the backpack used in the field every year, before the beginning of the hunting season. The item-by-item review will assure the hunter everything needed while hunting is close at hand.My backpack has not been revi...

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First hunting trip results

September 14, 2018 at 5:00 am

My first day in the field was last Thursday. Bill Green and I were hunting in the Davenport area.The plan was to stop by a friend’s farm near Hartline. There we hunted pigeons, mourning doves and Eurasian Collared Doves. When a message was ...

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Turkey and grizzly bears

September 13, 2018 at 5:00 am

This is the last of a two-part series about endangered species and other Washington wildlife.The 24 Washington wolf packs are in Eastern Washington. Not one is in Western Washington.Yep, this is my problem. It is time to ship a few of the c...

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First hunting trip results next week

September 07, 2018 at 5:00 am

Firsthand report next weekThis piece is written on Wednesday, Sept. 5. Tomorrow, Sept. 6, will be my first day in the field hunting in the Davenport area.The plan is to stop by a friend’s farm near Hartline. There a hunting partner and I w...

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Hunting and fishing fees going up

August 24, 2018 at 5:00 am

As reported two weeks ago in this column, Fish and Wildlife was looking at a shortfall of funding. Indeed, the Fish and Wildlife Commission approved the budget. Here are the highlights or lowlights:Fish and Wildlife Commission approves budg...

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Conconully fish avoided my hooks

August 23, 2018 at 5:00 am

This is the last of a two-part series about fishing at Conconully Reservoir.The fish at Conconully last year were in the 12- to 14-inch range. One to three fish will fit on my electric barbecue. They were placed skin-down on the heat and co...

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Hunting and fishing fees going up

August 17, 2018 at 5:00 am

As reported last week in this column, Fish and Wildlife was looking at a shortfall of funding. Indeed, the Fish and Wildlife Commission approved the budget. Here are the highlights or lowlights:Fish and Wildlife Commission approves budget a...

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Conconully fish avoided my hooks

August 16, 2018 at 5:00 am

A two-part series about a June fishing trip to Conconully Reservoir.The fish were not biting. At least they didn’t pay attention to my hooks.Garnet and I spent four days at Shady Pines Resort on Conconully Reservoir in June. A boat was rent...

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Beware of cougars, continued: what to do when faced with one

August 10, 2018 at 3:00 am

More about cougarsHere is the last part of the “Beware of Cougars” story from last week:If the cougar does not flee, be more assertive. If it shows signs of aggression (crouches with ears back, teeth bared, hissing, tail twitching, and hind...

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Understanding ballistics

August 09, 2018 at 3:00 am

The “Big Book of Ballistics,” By Philip P. Massaro and published in 2017 by Gun Digest Books helps the reader understand ballistics. Today we continue to discuss seating depth, spin drift and more from the book.Seating depthHere is an area ...

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